Past winners of the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards

WINNER AGAIN: Paul Hayward (Getty Images)

 SJA Sports Writer of the Year

  • 2016 Paul Hayward
  • 2015 Paul Hayward
  • 2014 Martin Samuel
  • 2013 Martin Samuel
  • 2012 Paul Hayward
  • 2011 Michael Atherton
  • 2010 Martin Samuel
  • 2009 Michael Atherton
  • 2008 Patrick Collins
  • 2007 Martin Samuel
  • 2006 Martin Samuel
  • 2005 Martin Samuel
  • 2004 Duncan Mackay
  • 2003 Stephen Jones
  • 2002 Patrick Collins
  • 2001 Alan Lee
  • 2000 David Walsh
  • 1999 Kevin Mitchell
  • 1998 Colin Gibson
  • 1997 Patrick Collins
  • 1996 Paul Hayward
  • 1995 Ian Wooldridge
  • 1994 Hugh McIlvanney
  • 1993 Patrick Barclay
  • 1992 Michael Calvin
  • 1991 Hugh McIlvanney
  • 1990 Patrick Collins
  • 1989 Patrick Collins
  • 1988 James Lawton
  • 1987 Ian Wooldridge
  • 1986 Ian Wooldridge
  • 1985 Jeff Powell
  • 1984 Mike Langley
  • 1983 Ronald Atkin
  • 1982 Hugh McIlvanney
  • 1981 Hugh McIlvanney
  • 1979 Hugh McIlvanney
  • 1978 Ian Wooldridge
  • 1977 Frank Keating
  • 1976 Hugh McIlvanney, Ian Wooldridge

SJA Sports Photographer of the Year

Alex Livesey 2016 Photographer of the Year
  • 2016 Alex Livesey
  • 2015 Alan Crowhurst
  • 2014 Adrian Dennis
  • 2013 Bryn Lennon
  • 2012 Adrian Dennis
  • 2011 Edward Whitaker
  • 2010 Laurence Griffiths
  • 2009 Scott Heavey
  • 2008 Edward Whitaker
  • 2007 Gareth Copley
  • 2006 Stu Forster
  • 2005 Mike Hewitt
  • 2004 Tom Jenkins
  • 2003 Tom Jenkins
  • 2002 Clive Mason
  • 2001 Bob Martin
  • 2000 Toby Melville
  • 1999 Mike King
  • 1998 Mike Hewitt
  • 1997 Russell Cheyne
  • 1996 Clive Brunskill
  • 1995 Dave Joyner
  • 1994 Robert Hallam
  • 1993 Ross Kinnaird
  • 1992 Bob Martin
  • 1991 Chris Cole
  • 1990 David Ashdown
  • 1989 John Evans
  • 1988 Michael Steele
  • 1987 David Ashdown
  • 1986 Norman Lomax
  • 1985 Chris Smith
  • 1984 Eamonn McCabe
  • 1983 Bob Thomas
  • 1982 Chris Smith
  • 1981 Eamonn McCabe
  • 1980 Chris Smith
  • 1979 Eamonn McCabe
  • 1978 Eamonn McCabe
  • 1977 Gerry Cranham

 

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SJA Broadcast Sports Presenter of the Year

Eleanor Oldyroyd with SJA president Patrick Collins 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 2005-2013, voted for by SJA membership. From 2014, based on entered work

  • 2016 Eleanor Oldroyd
  • 2015 Ian Ward
  • 2014 Eleanor Oldroyd
  • 2013 Alison Mitchell
  • 2012 Clare Balding
  • 2011 Mark Pougatch
  • 2010 Jonathan Overend
  • 2009 Jeff Stelling
  • 2008 Jeff Stelling
  • 2007 Jeff Stelling
  • 2006 Jeff Stelling
  • 2005 Jeff Stelling 

SJA Sports Newspaper of the Year

  • 2016 Daily Mail
  • 2015 Daily Mail
  • 2014 Daily Mail
  • 2013 Daily Mail
  • 2012 The Times
  • 2011 The Times
  • 2010 The Times

SJA Broadcast Sports Journalist of the Year

  • 2016 Paul Kelso
  • 2015 Richard Conway
  • 2014 Mike Costello

SJA Columnist of the Year

  • 2016  Matt Dickinson
  • 2015 Matthew Syed
  • 2014 Martin Samuel
  • 2013 Matthew Syed
  • 2012 Patrick Collins
  • 2011 Oliver Holt
  • 2010 Michael Atherton
  • 2009 Michael Atherton
  • 2008 Oliver Holt
  • 2007 Simon Barnes
  • 2006 Patrick Collins
  • 2005 James Lawton
  • 2004 Patrick Collins
  • 2003 Brian Reade
  • 2002 Michael Parkinson
  • 2001 Simon Barnes
  • 2000 Patrick Collins
  • 1999 Patrick Collins

Feature writer

  • 2016 Oliver Brown
  • 2015 David Walsh
  • 2014 Paul Hayward
  • 2013 Matthew Syed
  • 2012 David Walsh
  • 2011 Matthew Syed
  • 2010 Matthew Syed
  • 2009 Owen Slot
  • 2008 Owen Slot
  • 2007 Matthew Syed
  • 2006 James Lawton
  • 2005 Owen Slot
  • 2004 Donald McRae
  • 2003 Andrew Longmore
  • 2002 Patrick Collins
  • 2001 David Walsh
  • 2000 Ian Chadband
  • 1999 Kevin Mitchell

 Specialist Correspondent

In 2014, this category specified for the first time that it excluded football, cricket and rugby journalists, as these sports now had their own specialist categories

  • 2016 Sean Ingle
  • 2015 Alastair Down
  • 2014 Paul Mahoney
  • 2013 Henry Winter
  • 2012 Michael Atherton
  • 2011 Michael Atherton
  • 2010 Henry Winter
  • 2009 Henry Winter
  • 2008 Michael Atherton
  • 2007 Kevin Garside
  • 2006 Doug Gillion
  • 2005 Matt Dickinson
  • 2004 Henry Winter
  • 2003 Brian Doogan
  • 2002 Matt Dickinson
  • 2001 Alan Lee
  • 2000 David Walsh
  • 1999 Paul Mahoney

Cricket Journalist

UNBEATABLE: Michael Atherton with co-chairman of broadcast judges Philip Barker (right) 2016
  • 2016 Michael Atherton
  • 2015 Michael Atherton
  • 2014 Michael Atherton

Football Journalist

In 2016 this award is sponsored by Ladbrokes

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  • 2016 Daniel Taylor
  • 2015 Daniel Taylor
  • 2014 Henry Winter

Rugby Journalist

  • 2016 Stephen Jones
  • 2015 Alan Dymock
  • 2014 Stephen Jones

 

Sports News Reporter

  • 2016 Matt Lawton
  • 2015 Matt Lawton
  • 2014 Matt Lawton
  • 2013 David Conn
  • 2012 David Walsh
  • 2011  Paul Kelso
  • 2010 Neil Ashton
  • 2009 David Conn
  • 2008 Rob Draper
  • 2007 Neil Harman
  • 2006 Adrian Warner
  • 2005 Rob Draper
  • 2004 David Conn
  • 2003 Joe Melling
  • 2002 Not awarded
  • 2001 Owen Slot
  • 2000 Owen Slot
  • 1999 Mihir Bose

Scoop of the Year

Daniel Taylor presented with 2016 award by Andy Woodward

Previously Sports News Story

  • 2016 Daniel Taylor
  • 2015 Jonathan Calvert, George Arbuthnot, David Collins
  • 2014 Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert
  • 2013 Mark Ogden
  • 2012 Lawrence Booth
  • 2011 Mark Souster
  • 2010 Mazher Mahmood
  • 2009 Paul Kelso
  • 2008 Rob Draper and Daniel King
  • 2007 David Norrie
  • 2006 Stephen Jones
  • 2005 Rob Beasley
  • 2004 Duncan Mackay
  • 2003 Not awarded
  • 2002 Harry Harris
  • 2001 John Goodbody
  • 2000 Mark Reason
  • 1999 Matt Dickinson

Regional Sportswriter

  • 2016 Jon Colman
  • 2015 James Olley
  • 2014 Jon Colman
  • 2013 Jon Colman
  • 2012 Jon Colman
  • 2011 Jon Colman
  • 2010 Martin Smith
  • 2009 Mike Aitken
  • 2008 Jon Colman
  • 2007 Mike Aitken
  • 2006 Doug Gillon
  • 2005 Martin Smith
  • 2004 Jeremy Wilson
  • 2003 Martin Smith
  • 2002 Doug Gillon
  • 2001 John Gibson
  • 2000 Graham Redfearn and Maggie Stratton
  • 1999 John Gibson
Jeff Powell of the Daily Mail, after a career spanning six decades, makes his acceptance speech after receiving the SJA Doug Gardner Award in March 2013
Jeff Powell of the Daily Mail, after a career spanning six decades, makes his acceptance speech after receiving the SJA Doug Gardner Award in March 2013

Young Sports Writer

for the Ian Wooldridge Award

  • 2016 Sam Dean
  • 2015 Daniel Johnson
  • 2014 James Gheerbrant
  • 2013 Jack Pitt-Brooke
  • 2012 Martha Kelner
  • 2011 Jonathan Liew
  • 2010 Oliver Brown
  • 2009 Oliver Brown
  • 2008 Emma John
  • 2007 Oliver Brown

Multimedia Sports Package

  • 2016 Sky Sports – The Open
  • 2015 Sky Sports – The Ashes

SJA Doug Gardner Award

for Services to Sports Journalism and the SJA

  • 2016 Caroline Searle
  • 2015 Sir Michael Parkinson
  • 2014 Mike Ingham
  • 2013 Jeff Powell
  • 2012 Barry Newcombe
  • 2011  John Samuel
  • 2010 Patrick Eagar
  • 2009 Hugh McIlvanney
  • 2008 Ian Cole
  • 2007 Chris Smith
  • 2006 Bill Colwill, OBE
  • 2005 David Welch
  • 2004 Morley Myers
  • 2003 Monte Fresco
  • 2002 Stewart Fraser
  • 2001 Ian Wooldridge
  • 2000 David Miller
  • 1999 John Bromley, OBE
  • 1998 Trevor Bond
  • 1997 Bill Bateson
  • 1996 Ken Jones
  • 1995 Alan Weeks
  • 1992 Tom Clarke
  • 1991 David Hunn
  • 1990 Dr Malcolm Brodie, MBE
  • 1989 Terry O’Connor

Television Sport Live Broadcast

Introduced in 2014

  • 2016 BBC Sport – Olympics
  • 2015 Sky Sports – The Ashes
  • 2014 BBC Sport: Commonwealth Games

Radio Sport Live Broadcast

Introduced in 2014

  • 2016 talkSPORT – Euro 2016
  • 2015 BBC Radio 5Live – Rugby World Cup
  • 2014 BBC Radio 5Live – Commonwealth Games

Sports Commentator

John Murray receives award from Mike Ingham
  • 2016 John Murray
  • 2015 Martin Tyler

Television Sport Documentary

Introduced in 2014

  • 2016 Sky Sports – Imran
  • 2015 Sam Collins & Jarrod Kimber – Death of a Gentleman
  • 2014 BT Sport – The Crazy Gang

Radio Sport Documentary

Introduced in 2014

  • 2016 BBC Radio 5Live – Fight to the Finish: The Story of Marieke Vervoort
  • 2015 BBc Radio Leeds – The Bradford City Fire Remembered
  • 2014 TalkSport: Kick Off Mental Health

Best Special Edition

Introduced in 2014. For the best one-off sports supplement or special edition exhibiting any and all the facets of the best journalism – layout, picture use, strong writing and overall impact, online or in print

  • 2016 Boxing News – Tribute to Muhammad Ali
  •  2015 Sunday Times
  • 2014 Daily Mirror – Cheltenham supplement

Sports Picture

  • Myriam Cawston’s Sports Picture of 2016

    2016 Myriam Cawston 

  • 2015 Carl Recine 
  • 2014 Matthew Lewis
  • 2013 Laurence Griffiths
  • 2012 Andrew Boyers
  • 2011 John Sibley
  • 2010 Paul Gilham
  • 2009 Gareth Copley
  • 2008 Clive Mason
  • 2007 Carl Recine
  • 2006 Not awarded
  • 2005 David Ashdown
  • 2004 Darren Staples
  • 2003 Mark Robinson
  • 2002 Not awarded
  • 2001 Mike King
  • 2000 Russell Cheyne
  • 1999 Ross Kinnaird

Specialist Sports Portfolio

for the Phil Sheldon Trophy

  • 2016 Alan Crowhurst
  • 2015 Alan Crowhurst
  • 2014 Gareth Copley
  • 2013 Bryn Lennon
  • 2012 Philip Brown
  • 2011 Edward Whitaker
  • 2010 Carl de Souza
  • 2009 Toby Melville
  • 2008 Edward Whitaker
  • 2007 Gareth Copley
  • 2006 Edward Whitaker
  • 2005 Tom Shaw
  • 2004 Leo Mason
  • 2003 Tom Jenkins
  • 2002 Clive Mason
  • 2001 Stephen Hird
  • 2000 Brandon Malone

Sports Portfolio

  • 2016 Alex Livesey
  • 2015 Adrian Dennis
  • 2014 Adrian Dennis
  • 2013 Lee Smith
  • 2012 Eddie Keogh
  • 2011 Tom Jenkins
  • 2010 Laurence Griffiths
  • 2009 Scott Heavey
  • 2008 Matt Dunham
  • 2007 Paul Gilham
  • 2006 Stu Forster
  • 2005 Mike Hewitt
  • 2004 Tom Jenkins
  • 2003 Clive Mason
  • 2002 Mike Hewitt
  • 2001 Bob Martin
  • 2000 Toby Melville
  • 1999 Mike King
Football picture of 2016 by Richard Pelham

 Football Picture

  • 2016 Richard Pelham
  • 2015 John Sibley

Rugby World Cup Portfolio

  • 2015: Andrew Boyers

Rio 2016 Portfolio

  • 2016 Clive Mason

Sports Website of the Year

  • 2016 Guardian
  • 2015 Guardian
  • 2014 Guardian
  • 2013 Daily Mail
  • 2012 BBC London 2012

Investigative Sports Reporter

  • 2016 Telegraph Investigations Team
  • 2015 Jonathan Calvert, George Arbuthnot, David Collins
  • 2014 Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert

David Welch Student Sports Writer

  • 2016 Katie Smith
  • 2015 James Lorenzo 
  • 2014 Mark Critchley
  • 2013 Teddy Cutler
  • 2012 James Gheerbrant
  • 2011 Michael Taylor

Discontinued categories

Radio Sport Programme

From 2010-2013, voted for by SJA membership

  • 2013 My Sporting Life (TalkSport)
  • 2012 Test Match Special (BBC) mm
  • 2011 BBC 5 Live – Depression in Cricket
  • 2010 Test Match Special (BBC)

Sports News Picture

  • 2014 Graham Chadwick
  • 2013 Toby Melville
  • 2012 Richard Heathcote
  • 2011 Mark Robinson
  • 2010 Eddie Keogh
  • 2009 Eddie Keogh
  • 2008 Marc Aspland
  • 2007 Marc Aspland
  • 2006 Alex Livesey
  • 2005 David Ashdown
  • 2004 Tom Jenkins
  • 2003 Dave Rogers
  • 2002 Mark Leech
  • 2001 Nick Potts
  • 2000 Toby Melville
  • 1999 Hugh Routledge

Sports Betting Writer

  • 2013 Greg Wood
  • 2012 Ed Hawkins
  • 2011 Ed Hawkins
  • 2010 Ed Hawkins
  • 2009 Steve Palmer
  • 2008 Steve Palmer

TV Sport Programme

From 2010-2013, voted for by SJA membership

  • 2013 Sports Life Stories (ITV)
  • 2012 London Olympics (BBC)
  • 2011 Test Cricket (Sky Sports)
  • 2010 Test Cricket (Sky Sports)

Cartoonist

  • 2013 Russel Herneman
  • 2012 Matt Pritchett
  • 2011 Nick Newman
  • 2010 Kerber and Black
  • 2009 Paul Wood
  • 2008 Nick Newman
  • 2007 Nick Newman
  • 2006 Kerber and Black
  • 2005 Nick Newman

Interviewer

2012 Oliver Brown
2011 Donald McRae
2010 Donald McRae
2009 Donald McRae
2008 Paul Kimmage
2007 Paul Kimmage
2006 Paul Kimmage
2005 Paul Kimmage
2004 Paul Kimmage
2003 David Walsh

Sports Diarist

2009 David Hills
2008 David Hills
2007 Charles Sale
2006 Alan Hubbard
2005 Charles Sale
2004 Alan Hubbard
2003 Charles Sale

Internet Sports Writer

2011 Nick Harris
2010 Nick Harris
2009 equal first: Kevin Eason and Duncan Mackay
2008 John Hopkins
2007 Matt Slater

Specialist Sports Website

  • 2015 Racing UK
  • 2014 Sporting Intelligence

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